Acrobatic Dance Program
Our Acrobatic Dance Program fuses flexibility, strength, balancing, limbering, and tumbling skills together. It is a challenging style for dancers to master as training in both dance and acrobatic elements is required.
Acrobatics is defined as the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Often defined by unique choreography, Acro dancers seamlessly blend musicality, emotional expression, line, and extension with acrobatic movements in a dance context.
SDS utilizes the Acrobatic Arts Curriculum, which is a progression-based program that encompasses all the aspects of Acro. The program was developed with input from professionals in Ballet, Modern Dance, Jazz, and Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Our number one focus is your child’s safety. Our coaches have been specifically trained for instructing and spotting. The conditioning skills that will be incorporated into each lesson will also help to prevent injury.
We offer 3 levels of Dance-Acro for each age group and utilize the below prerequisites. Our Acro classes are designed to be complementary to a dance class; students take either a Ballet or Jazz class in addition to Acro.
- Level 1 – No Skill Prerequisites
- Level 2 Prerequisites – Must be able to go down and pull up from backbend/bridge
- Level 3 Prerequisites – Must be able to execute aerial and back handspring
Dance-Acro Attire: Girls-leotard (any style) and booty shorts. Boys-any type of athletic wear. Students will need bare feet.